A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Family Involvement in Children's Education - October 1997
Educational Resources and Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is an ED-sponsored national education information network of clearinghouses responsible for developing, maintaining, and providing access to the world's largest education literature database. To access information, topical packages, and referrals on specific educational practices, research, and resources, contact:
Information Related to School-Family Partnerships
1600 Research Boulevard, 5F, Rockville, MD 208503172
PHONE: (301) 251-5789
FAX: (301) 3092084
TOLL-FREE: (800) LET-ERIC
DIRECTOR: Lynn Smart, Information Specialist
ERIC clearinghouses include 16 contractors from the academic and not-for-profit sectors. Each is responsible for collecting the significant educational literature within their particular scope of interest area (e.g., family literacy), selecting the highest quality and most relevant material, processing (i.e., cataloging indexing, abstracting) the selected items for input to the database, and also for synthesizing the literature and providing information analysis products (e.g., Digests) and various user services.
The National Parent Information Network. The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) is a project of the ERIC Clearinghouse system. The NPIN is an Internet-based information network for parents, and for organizations and individuals who support parents. Those services include:
- Parent News--an award winning Internet resource, updated monthly, contains current articles, books, organizations, community programming ideas, and interesting websites.
- Parents AskERIC--a question and answer service for parents, teachers, administrators, and parent education specialists.
Parenting Discussion List--an informal list of parents, and professionals who work with parents, discussing current parenting issues.
Resources for Parents, and for Those Who Work with Parents--includes a variety of current journals, articles and books on family life, child development, and parenting from birth through early adolescence.
Families, Technology, and Education Conference--from October 30-November 1, 1997, in the Chicago area, this conference will address technology related issues at the start of the twenty-first century.
For more information about NPIN, contact:
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children's Research Center
51 Getty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469
Telephone: (217) 333-1386
Toll Free: (800) 583-4135
Fax: (217) 333-3767
The National Parent Information Network: http://npin.org
Another clearinghouse that offers information specifically related to elementary and secondary school-family partnerships is:
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication (CS)
Smith Research Center, Suite 150
2805 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 474082698
Telephone: (812) 8555847
Toll Free: (800) 7594723
Fax: (812) 8554220
A Family Literacy Center, offering both materials and
workshops to parents and teachers, includes such topics as:
Making parents feel welcome in school
Giving parents easy ways to help their children
Showing teachers how to benefit by involving parents
Fulfilling parent involvement mandates
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